You may have noticed from some of my comments on this blog that I like to learn.
Well, probably because learning is the way that I improve myself. No matter how good we are, there is always room for improvement.
But it isn’t just about learning. We must apply what we’ve learned in order to make those improvements. This is where the rubber meets the road, so to speak.
It is the application of the lessons that I struggle with.
Now, I know that I am not alone in this. Many people struggle with improving their lives. Whether it is lack of willpower, or fear, or even not knowing quite how to apply what we’ve learned, there are many reasons for us to procrastinate on improving ourselves.
Or simply give up on it entirely.
It is why we often do not follow through with New Year’s resolutions.
I talked in this post about how I handle goal setting so that I set myself up for success rather than failure.
My solution? Baby-steps. Specific baby steps.
I am going to improve myself this year. Over the course of 52 weeks to be exact. Given that I am starting this process a few weeks into the new year, I will be slightly into the next year before I am finished.
You want to join me?
I’m not going to ask you to go cold-turkey on anything. I’m not going to tell you to go out and buy a bunch of stuff to make this happen. I’m not going to promise any results.
What I will say is that I think, if you apply these steps, you will see improvement in yourself. Maybe you will lose some weight. Maybe you will feel healthier. Maybe you will save some money. No guarantees, but the only way to succeed is to actually take the steps.
If you don’t risk failure, you won’t achieve success.
I have five categories of ways that I want to improve myself: My body (food and drink), my body (exercise), my mind, my finances, and my relationships.
How is this going to work?
Every week I will pick one category and one thing that I want to address in that category to improve. A baby step. I will make one small change.
I hope so because I know that if it is too complicated, I will not stick with it.
So what do you say?
Are you up for going on this journey with me?
What kinds of baby steps would you want to take?